Friday, August 8, 2014

Nevada: Bellagio Casino in Las Vegas Robbed of $43,500 by "Gunman" Brandishing BB Gun

According to, last weekend, the Bellagio Casino in Las Vegas was robbed of $43,500 by a man who pulled a gun on a woman working at the cashier’s cage of the casino. 

Police were able to use information collected in recent days to make an arrest. over the past few days to make an arrest. Scott Carmitchel, 34, was in court this past Tuesday (August 5) and information from the robbery was released during the hearing.

According to,  Carmitchel now faces several charges and has been linked to a previous robbery. 

Carmitchel has been charged with entering the Bellagio Casino and pulling a gun with an orange tip from a backpack and pointing it at the cashier at roughly 2030 hours on Friday, August 1.

According to Las Vegas PD, investigators were able to find Carmitchel after a tourist in Las Vegas told police that a man had offered him several hundred dollars to book a hotel room at the Hard Rock. 

COMMENT: Good work, LVPD!

Detectives subsequently began to surveill the "gunman's" guest-room and observed four prostitutes leave the room. 

They then questioned the prostitutes re: Carmitchel. The prostitutes stated that they were hired by the man to socialize with him and carry large amounts of money. Some of the cash was said to be labeled for the Bellagio Casino. The man also took the prostitutes shopping at Caesars.

Investigators then entered the guest-room and observed clothing worn in the Bellagio robbery as well as a BB gun, cash, luxury shoes and clothing. 

Carmitchel stated that the women worked out with him and that the cash stolen from the casino was found in the parking lot of the Bellagio. Once detectives showed him a photo from the robbery he admitted he was the person in the photo, but said that he guessed he was "smoking too much," thereby claiming to deny the robbery.

With the items found in the guest-room, detectives had sufficient evidence to not only be able to connect Carmitchel to the Bellagio robbery but also to a robbery that took place three days earlier at the City National Bank. During that robbery, over $4,300 was stolen. 

He now faces one count of interference with commerce for the robbery which took place at the Bellagio and one count of armed bank robbery for the incident at the City National Bank.